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Javier Garibay is the newly appointed Executive Director of the Institute for Workforce Education (IWE), a division of St. Augustine College. IWE is the leading college-based provider of workforce development training services in Illinois. Javier brings extensive knowledge and experience to the position, having worked as Regional Director for Central States SER (CSS)since 2018, where he supervised several sites for CSS in Illinois, including Chicago (Little Village Center), North Riverside, and Kane County. He was responsible for operations that focus on employment, workforce development, opportunity for youth, and education. He has also served as VP for Growth and Development for a major Midwest for-profit charter school management company. Other previous experience includes senior management positions with Detroit Public Schools and Wayne State University, in Detroit. He is a recognized and respected leader in the Hispanic community and serves on the Little Village Quality of Life Committee, Little Village Economic Recovery Committee, and Board Vice-Chair at the non-profit Solutions for Care. A native of Gary, Indiana. He has been married for 32 years to his wife Catalina and has two daughters. Javier is an avid runner and collects antique model trains. He can be reached at: Office 773.878.3919; Mobile 313-300-6734; or


Members of the IWE team include: David Cordova (Marketing and Business Development), Alejandro de la Luz (Assistant Director), Mirna Salgado (Assistant Manager of Support Services), Javier Garibay (Executive Director), Marilu Noyola (Grants Accounting and Compliance Assistant), Andrew Bailiff (Support Services Assistant), and Miguel Salas (Senior Project Manager).